Dr. Prather has been a Hoosier his entire life. He grew up in Kokomo, IN and Rensselaer, IN, graduating high school from Rensselaer Central in 1993.
He attended Indiana University Bloomington for both his undergraduate and doctorate degrees. He graduated from the IU School of Optometry in 2003. Dr. Prather did internships at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Danville, IL and at Eye Surgeons of Indiana in Indianapolis.
He practiced optometry from 2003-2011 in Noblesville, IN. Dr. Prather and his wife, Amy, have 3 boys. They enjoy outdoor activities, reading, and are passionate fans of IU Basketball and the St. Louis Cardinals.